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Former & Continuing Student Scholarships

Former and continuing undergraduate degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for undergraduate scholarships. Former students receive consideration as continuing students.

Continuing Student Academic Criteria

The fall 2025/winter 2026 continuing student academic scholarship consideration is based upon a student’s completion of at least 12.0 BYU credit hours as a day continuing student by the end of fall 2024 semester. Former students receive consideration as continuing students as long as they have previously completed a minimum of 12.0 credits of regular BYU coursework. Both continuing and former students need to complete the scholarship application by the appropriate deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The BYU cumulative GPA (does not include transfer work) must meet the cutoff in order for a scholarship to be awarded. Cutoffs are determined by ranking students in their colleges and awarding scholarships until there are no more funds. If a major is not declared by the February 1 deadline, you will be evaluated with other ‘open major’ students.

Cutoffs vary from year to year. Continuing Student academic criteria are determined at the beginning of the awarding process, and therefore cannot be published in advance.

For Departing/Returning Missionaries

Fall and winter scholarships awarded to you before you depart for your mission will be deferred until your return.

To apply for continuing student academic scholarships before your mission, you must complete 12 credits at BYU by the February 1st application deadline. To be considered for these scholarships after your mission, you must have completed 12 credits, but your admissions deferment will count as your continuing student academic scholarship for the year you return. You are not required to submit a new scholarship application when you return, but we recommend that you do so, including essays, to increase the number of scholarships for which you can be considered.